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Government rocket launcher found in Dededo

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - A rocket launcher was found in Dededo after law enforcement authorities executed a search warrant at a home along Swamp Road in Dededo on Friday. Donald C. Aldan and Ivan Leebrick Sablan Cabrera were found in possession of crystal methamphetamine.  

According to court documents, when police executed the warrant Aldan ran away into the jungle and was chased for some time before he was apprehended and handcuffed.   Aldan was found in possession of a straw containing the drug Ice and told police he got it from Cabrera and had smoked two plates of the substance.  Cabrera admitted that he is currently on parole and has an outstanding warrant for a 2009 criminal case. Cabrera was found inside the home with two pipes that contained crystal methamphetamine and marijuana residue. 

According to court documents he told police that he had placed a rocket launcher near Hahasu Drive near Astumbo Gardens because he had tried to sell it but the sale didn't go through. Officers located a "green cylinder with a trigger firing mechanism attached to it". The rocket launcher was determined to be a trainer handling guided missile launcher that is capable of launching a projectile from a tube that could cause "significant damage" but not explode.

The U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigation and the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit took the missile to the base.  According to court documents, the missile was determined to belong to the U.S. Government.   Police also located multiple firearms during the search.

Aldan is charged with possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and is being held on $50,000 cash bail.  Cabrera is charged with distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and theft by receiving stolen property.  He is being held on $250,000 cash bail.

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